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#2534596 Zetterberg Foundation fundraiser

Posted by JasonNewEra on 19 August 2014 - 10:47 PM

It's for charity, I get it.. 

 

... but c'mon! $250 tickets and $500 for VIP??????????????

 

https://www.eventbri...ets-12323202029

It's an event for the wealthy, not you or me.




#2534495 Lidstrom honoured today with plaque next to Yzerman

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 August 2014 - 02:44 PM

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#2534416 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by TheXym on 17 August 2014 - 08:04 AM

I'll be honest, the Cleary video is making me want to pull for him to have a huge bounceback season. He did a lot for this team, and it would, in some ways, be nice if he had a great year to justify the signing (though I accept the loyalty given, even if I'm not thrilled about it, not following up may have had worse ramifications down the road) and let him (hopefully) finish up on a high note rather than as the near pariah he became last season.

Bettman is still the poison dwarf, and while I ROFL'd at the fans' tears photohop, maybe the guy does have a shred of decency in him.

When we go back to in-service on Thurs, I'm going to speak to my principal about doing something like this with the school and on the District web page. I'll take the first bucket and get our dress down fund to donate if he is on board.


#2534403 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by T.Low on 16 August 2014 - 09:39 PM

The LGW'ers need to get on board in honor of our buddy, T. Low



This is such a surreal position to be in. Thanks PlayMaker and everyone.


#2534388 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 August 2014 - 02:07 PM

 

Seriously Frank? Whether people like to admit it or not Alfie and Weiss were two of the biggest guys last year.

 

Oh you meant a player of Hossa's stature?  Yeah they don't hit UFA status anymore.  Parise and Suter were the last ones and 1 team out of 30 got them for hometown reasons.

 

Who exactly are these Hossa-calibre players we're missing out on??

 

Also, you couldn't be more wrong about our prospect pool.  Nothing past Pulkkinen??  My god man....  I can't tell if you're trolling or just that blinded by your pessimism. 

 

Mantha, Athanasiou, Janmark, Nosek, Nastasiuk, Larkin, Turgeon, Bertuzzi

 

If that's nothing then I want a whole lot more of nothing...

 

 I've said CENTER prospects after Pulkinnen. Larkin can play either center or left wing and till he is ready nobody will know at which position he is going to flourish.

 

Good god Alfie wanted to play with a bunch of Swedes - at this point in his career he is a depth player plain and simple - and thought this team would have give him a better chance than his old one, there were also reports of him being pissed about the lowball offer from the Senators.  Weiss top UFA seriously ? The guy came back after a serious injury and nobody knew if he would be fully recovered or not turns out, he wasn't. So till he shows huge improvements this season I wouldn't even call him a good signing save for a Hossa type of signing but maybe that doesdn't fit the rose colored blind thoughts of some..

 

As for missing out Niskanen, Ehrhoff ?! They may not be Hossa type players but both were the by far best UFAs this year and we didn't get either one, period. So a GM can't have the luxury of stating "I don't know why they aren't coming here.." because that  means this teams future would solely depend on almost every prospect reaching their expected maximum potential and how often does that happen ? (hint the number is lower than 1...)

 

Holland has his work cutout for him and he better figures out how to get top UFAs to sign here otherwise this will be a looooong 4 years.




#2534070 Helmer: First one to get a herniated disc in the new Season?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 August 2014 - 08:19 AM

Booooooring.  Tomas Tatar could do that drunk.




#2534069 Helmer: First one to get a herniated disc in the new Season?

Posted by AtlantaHotWings on 12 August 2014 - 08:16 AM

Well the old way was just getting him hurt so why not try a different training trick?

 

 

Or we can see it as he is healthy and that's a good thing(trying to be positive)




#2534347 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 15 August 2014 - 08:05 PM


 
Dan Cleary accepted the challenge.  I like that he put up the info for donating online.  I haven't seen anyone do that yet.


UGH. I hate what this re-signing has done to people's (myself included) perception of Cleary. That video just made me want to hug him and beg him to retire.

Also, did anyone else notice he referred to himself as "Danny?" :lol:


#2534307 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by vladdy16 on 15 August 2014 - 10:10 AM

Fun Fact: Bettman used the tears of fans in his ice bucket challenge. pic.twitter.com/qUeXmQz8oX

 
 
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Since he's proving to be such a good sport, I nominate Gary Bettman for the #NextTimeTheCBAExpiresStartTheSeasonOnTimeChallenge




#2534302 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by Playmaker on 15 August 2014 - 08:39 AM

The LGW'ers need to get on board in honor of our buddy, T. Low




#2534268 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by DeGraa55 on 14 August 2014 - 03:50 PM

http://www.usatoday....nsion/14052063/

 

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Stopped reading at the first quote. Put together what? Inherited is the proper word.


#2534260 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by Vladinator16 on 14 August 2014 - 02:19 PM

I don't know if the tires can take another four years of being kicked. 




#2534253 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by Euro_Twins on 14 August 2014 - 01:10 PM

 
That does not mean he's going to be fired at all lol. Red Wings fans HATE Holland right now and the guy just got an extension. Why? Because 99% of fans are blithering idiots who can't see past the next immediate season, so I'm sure the organization really couldn't care less what we think.
 
EDIT: There's no option available better than Holland


Thanks for calling me a blithering idiot :) it's not just missing out on fa's it's also stuff like bringing Cleary back twice, quincey, Sammy, among others. Holland can't let go, and that in turn helps free agents decisions to not want to come here. If he was building a team that would be good in the future I would be ok with him, but he constantly brings in guys who are useless to our team, and I've had enough. I've defended him for several years now, enough is enough


#2534249 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by DeGraa55 on 14 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

I'm so happy! I love mediocrity!!! Four year of barely making the playoffs with no trades or freer agent signings!!! Yessssssssssssssssssssss


#2534248 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 August 2014 - 12:20 PM

 

Its not like the guy scheduled a two week vacation to the moon and skipped free agency the last few years.  There's plenty of info that suggests he kicked a ton of tires, made several intriguing offers, and in most cases those players chose not to come here for various reasons.  He's not soley to blame for our recent downturn.  You don't lose people like Lidstrom, Rafalski, and Osgood and replace them all right away...in some cases you may never be able to replace talent like that.

 

Holland's job is extremely difficult but all that matters are the actual results, not how many tires he kicked. 

 

Dan Cleary tries as hard or harder than anyone on the team but I don't see people giving him a free pass because of all the plays he tried to make but failed.

 

And Holland should have been working on a transition plan for Lidstrom's retirement for years.  Him participating in the ridiculous Suter sweepstakes was a pretty good indication that he didn't have one.  The reality is you don't replace Nick Lidstrom.  You have to reevaluate and restructure the entire team.  Holland keeps making moves like it's 2008.